Coaching Akhmat Grozny in 2017
|Full name||Oleg Georgiyevich Kononov|
|Date of birth||23 March 1966|
|Place of birth||Kursk, Russian SFSR|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|FC Spartak Moscow (manager)|
|2001–2002||Torpedo Minsk (assistant)|
|2003||Lokomotiv Minsk (assistant)|
|2004||Metalurh Zaporizhia (assistant)|
|2005–2008||Sheriff Tiraspol (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Oleg Kononov began his playing career in Russia at Iskra Smolensk in 1983.
He later moved to Belarus, where he would play for various clubs until 1999.
The most glory Kononov attained as a coach, was while in charge of FC Sheriff Tiraspol. His team became the champions in Moldovan National Division three times (2004/05–2006/07), was the Moldavian Cup holder in 2006, and the Moldovan Super Cup in 2005.
On 9 June 2008, Kononov was invited to take charge of Ukrainian Premier League club Karpaty Lviv following the resignation of Valery Yaremchenko. He brought a new style of play to the team, including the use of a 4-3-3 formation which emphasizes the flanks instead of the usual 4-4-2 formation. At the end of the 2008-09 season, Karpaty finished in the season in middle of the league at 9th place. Kononov enjoyed more success the next season, guiding Karpaty to top 8 in the Ukrainian Cup where they were eliminated by eventual finalists Metalurh Donetsk. They also finished fifth in the league and therefore qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, where after impressively passing Galatasaray in the Playoff Round, finished last in Group J with 1 point.
He took over the management of FC Krasnodar early in the 2013–14 Russian Premier League and led them to Europe for the first time in their history, finishing 5th in the league and qualifying for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. In 2014-15 season they defeated, among others, Real Sociedad in the Europa League qualifiers and advanced to the group stage. They did not qualify for the knockout phase. Midway through the 2014–15 Russian Premier League competition, they reached the 2nd spot in the standings. He resigned from his Krasnodar position on 13 September 2016.
- As coach
- Олег Кононов: «Я не представитель белорусской школы. Я много лет там жил и играл, но я россиянин»
- Short bio overview
- Profile on official Karpaty website (in Ukrainian)
- Олег Кононов: "Сейчас всё только начинается" (Oleg Kononov: "This is only the beginning" - ua-football.com (in Russian)
- Олег Кононов: "Федецкому не хватает практики" (Oleg Kononov: "Fedetskyy does not have enough game practice - terrikon.dn.ua (in Russian)
- 2008-09 season league table - fpl.ua; Football Premier League of Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
- ОЛЕГ КОНОНОВ УШЕЛ В ОТСТАВКУ С ПОСТА ГЛАВНОГО ТРЕНЕРА (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 13 September 2016.
- "ОЛЕГ КОНОНОВ, ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ В "АРСЕНАЛ"!" (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 1 June 2018.
- "ОЛЕГ КОНОНОВ ПОКИНУЛ "АРСЕНАЛ"" (in Russian). Arsenal Tula. 12 November 2018.
- "Олег Кононов — главный тренер "Спартака"" (in Russian). Spartak Moscow. 12 November 2018.
- Oleg Kononov at FootballFacts.ru (in Russian)